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Slip and Fall and Premises Liability

Slip and Fall / Premises Liability: Under this theory, the owners and occupiers of land or property owe a legal responsibility for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. These laws are largely dependant on state law and vary from state-to-state. What's usually important in these cases is to look at the status of the injured. Where they a trespassor or were they invited to the property? The status of the injured person with regards to the property might play a role in determining duty, depending on the state. Courts might also look at the condition of the property. Finally, there may be special laws applying to landlords and lessors of property.


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What Proof Do You Need for a Disability Insurance Claim?

When filing a disability insurance claim, claimants will need to provide proof of their medical conditions.

Depending on your disability insurance policy, the required proof can include things like a doctor's letter and records from the agency that provides the disability benefits.

So here's a rundown of the claim filing process and how to provide proof of disability:

It's no joke: Comedian George Wallace has been awarded $1.3 million in damages after a 2007 fall at the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas.

Wallace showed he had a sense of humor while winning the jury trial, announcing when he would be closing his show at the Flamingo, reports the Las Vegas Sun.

What kind of damages was Wallace seeking from the casino?

If You're Injured at the Gym, Can You Sue?

Injuries at the gym are fairly common. Whether it's pulling a muscle from doing too many reps or slipping in the locker because an overflowing shower made the floor wet, you may be wondering if your gym membership allows you to recover damages.

So can you sue your gym if you're injured on the premises? Here are a few factors to consider before you file a lawsuit:

Who's Liable for Snowboarding Injuries, Deaths?

Although spring is right around the corner, snowboarders are still hitting the slopes. So what factors can affect liability in a snowboarding accident?

While snowboarding provides riders with an adrenaline rush, it can also result in injuries and even death. That's unfortunately what happened to a 22-year-old snowboarder who died after crashing into a tree in an off-trail area in upstate New York over the weekend, The Associated Press reports.

With that accident in mind, here are a few factors that can affect the outcome of snowboarding injury and wrongful-death lawsuits:

Miley Cyrus Tongue Slide Lawsuit Alleges Injury

Miley Cyrus' tongue slide has slid into a personal injury lawsuit. Alas, it's not the pop star's real tongue. The lawsuit involves a giant slide modeled after Miley's tongue that the performer slides down to the stage as part of her "Bangerz" tour.

So basically, she sticks out her real tongue as she rides down a massive plastic rendition of her tongue sticking out. Très meta!

A construction worker claims the tongue slide is a dangerously slippery slope.

A Texas family is suing an indoor trampoline park after their teenage son was seriously hurt while using its trampolines.

Cosmic Jump, a business in Houston, is being sued over a head injury suffered by then 16-year-old Max Menchaca, who allegedly "fell through a hole or a rip in the trampoline canvas" and hit the concrete floor below, his lawyer told Houston's KRIV-TV.

Trampolines are often magnets for injuries, but what are the specifics of Menchaca's lawsuit?

'Storm Doctrine' Debated in Slip-and-Fall Suit

If you've suffered a slip and fall on an icy sidewalk and are considering a lawsuit, something called the storm doctrine could impact the way your case plays out.

In states with a "storm doctrine" on the books, the law can limit the ability of plaintiffs to sue businesses for slip and fall accidents that occur on their property during a storm.

A recent case in Iowa reveals the contours of the continuing storm doctrine and fleshes out what exactly counts as a "storm."

Who's Liable for Sledding Injuries?

Who's liable for sledding injuries? Like the 10-year-old girl who was impaled by a piece of rebar while sledding in Maryland on Monday morning, injuries are known to happen. The girl underwent surgery and is expected to recover, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Many sledding injuries are related to the condition of the property where the sledding occurred. If a lawsuit is filed, it would generally fall under the legal theory of premises liability.

Here are three potential factors that can affect sledding-related personal injury suits:

Does Your Homeowner's Insurance Cover Injuries?

A homeowner's insurance policy can cover more than you might expect, including some personal injury claims.

While some people might assume that homeowner's insurance only covers property loss due to things like fire or theft, it can often be extended to cover injuries that occur on your property. In some cases, it can also cover injuries that take place away from your property.

Here's a quick overview of what you need to know:

Shopping Carts Injure 24K Kids Per Year: Study

Shopping cart injuries are on the rise, despite the implementation of safety standards.

A new study in the journal Clinical Pediatrics reveals that shopping cart injuries send about 24,000 children under the age of 15 to hospital emergency rooms every year. Particularly worrisome: the number of shopping cart-related head injuries has continued to increase, The Huffington Post reports.

So in light of the report, what should you do if your child gets injured by a shopping cart?